Abhishek Bansal is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shadowfax – the Uber of last mile deliveries. Abhishek hails from a humble family in Meerut. After completing his engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi in 2012, he worked for one of the largest retailers in the world for a period of two years. It was during his time in the retail sector, Abhishek developed a deep insight into the issues faced by last mile logistics. Soon he decided to get the bull by its horn and that’s how Shadowfax was born. The innovative engineer built a unique logistics model that also garnered a social impact. In March 2015, along with his friend, Vaibhav Khandelwal (another alumnus of IIT Delhi) Bansal started his journey as an entrepreneur.
Story of Abhishek’s brainchild
As a visionary, Abhishek aims to make Shadowfax India’s fastest last mile delivery network. This startup has customer focus at the heart of its values. Why? Because a crucial aspect for success in last mile delivery is customer delight. This can be achieved when products are delivered within a few hours that in logistics, is termed as instant gratification. Therefore, a distinctive solution in form of an app combines the ability of leveraging crowdsourced delivery partners, bikes, LCVs through a single platform to make this possible for intracity food, pharma, and grocery orders as well as ecommerce shipments.
The Shadowfax app also doubles up as a learning platform for partners, so that each person delivering for Shadowfax is trained on the delivery process, soft skills, and grooming to make delivery a pleasant experience for customers. Shadowfax has a strong technology platform that is integrated with the biggest ecommerce, food and e-tail players such as Amazon, Flipkart, Swiggy, and Bigbasket to name a few.
In addition to making a mark in business, Abhishek strongly believes in giving back to society and his startup is a reflection of this conviction. His business model has been generating self-driven employment for thousands of people working on the Shadowfax platform. He wants to create millions of micro-entrepreneurs in India who can make a comfortable living by partnering with Shadowfax. Today, Shadowfax has a base of 55,000 crowdsourced partners across 150 cities in India and a daily count of around 15,000 active delivery partners.